How much does the U.S. spend on its military compared to other countries? A whole lot.
Head on over to the Center’s site to see our latest analysis — including lots of charts and graphs.
Here’s a snippet of what you’ll find…
Though China is often cited as the country’s next great military adversary, U.S. military spending currently doubles that of all of the countries in Asia combined. In 2012, the U.S. consumed 41 percent of total global military spending. The U.S. also remained in the top 10 highest spending countries as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), one widespread measure of military spending, trailing behind countries such as Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, all of which have a significantly lower total military expenditure as well as a lower total GDP.